Dr. Matthew Kaemingk joins the Center for Public Justice as a fellow

WASHINGTON – Today Stephanie Summers, CEO of The Center for Public Justice, a civic education and public policy organization, announced that the Center is welcoming Dr. Matthew Kaemingk to the post of Fellow.

The announcement comes on the day of Kaemingk’s inaugural book release, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear (Eerdmans, 2018), which examines the nuances of Christian-Muslim relationships amidst growing global challenges of deep religious differences. Kaemingk officially released his book at a special reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

“We are honored by all that Dr. Kaemingk brings to the table,” said Stephanie Summers, CEO of The Center for Public Justice. “Dr. Kaemingk understands the principled pluralist approach of the Center’s work. We are excited to have him as a resource, both in the nation’s capital and across the United States.

As a Fellow, Kaemingk will advance the Center’s work on principled pluralism that is rooted in the Christian faith and works to uphold religious freedom for people and organizations of all religious faiths through a series of lectures and publications.

Said Kaemingk, “Religious and cultural differences in the United States are deepening, intense debates over pluralism are becoming increasingly complex. At a time like this I am deeply honored to serve the important mission of the Center for Public Justice. American Christians are well known for defending their own public rights and freedoms, CPJ offers us the opportunity to advocate--as Christians--for the public rights freedoms of all.”

Kaemingk’s post as Fellow at the Center for Public Justice is one that other notable figures have previously held, including Michael Gerson, former adviser to President George W. Bush.

Kaemingk is an assistant professor of Christian Ethics and Associate Dean at Fuller Theological Seminary (Houston). Kaemingk’s research and teaching focuses on Islam and political ethics, theology and culture and Reformed public theology. Kaemingk holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and doctoral degrees in Systematic Theology from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Kaemingk’s role as Fellow officially begins this month. To learn more about Kaemingk’s role and the Center for Public Justice, visit: cpjustice.org.


The Center for Public Justice is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to policy research and civic education. Working outside the familiar categories of right and left, conservative and liberal, we seek to help citizens and public officeholders respond to God's call to do justice.